Natural Health Remedies for Bad Breath

Many people do suffer from bad breath and you may have heard of natural health remedies such as peppermint, anatural treatment to counter the problem.

Bad breath is associated with a dry mouth, so taking steps to not have such a dry mouth can reduce the smell. You should make sure that you drink sufficient quantities of water so that you’re not generally dehydrated. Dieting or missing can reduce saliva and dry the mouth, so be sure to eat at regular intervals. Chew on special sugar-free gum, to cause salivation. Don’t drink excessive alcohol as that dries the mouth. Smoking dries the mouth, and is also bad for a number of other well known reasons.

Sometimes, the simplest natural health remedies is to make lifestyle and habitual changes. I was listening to a natural health discussion with my mp3 speakers and it was highlighting how the lack of hygiene can affect how we smell. Teeth should be brushed after every meal Be sure to be thorough and remove all the food particles. While you’re brushing your teeth, brush also the roof of your mouth and your tongue, using regular toothpaste, as this will help to clean adverse compounds. You should also floss between the teeth at least once a day, to dislodge any entrapped particles.

What you eat can make a difference to your health. Eat a low-fat diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Avoid too much meat and protein, as the protein is fuel for the bacteria which cause bad breath. Avoid particular strong foods, such as garlic and onions. When these get to the stomach, the smell transfers to the bloodstream, and the air you breath out picks up the smell from the lungs.

Natural Health Remedies with Fruits and Vegetables

One great way to get the nutrients you need from fruits and vegetables every day is to take full advantage of the variety of these foods available. You can’t leave out fruits and vegetables if you are opting for natural health remedies. Eating the same thing every day quickly becomes boring, so why not pick a variety of fruits and vegetables, in every color of the rainbow and in every conceivable shape, size and texture, to give yourself a varied diet every day.

When shopping for fruits and vegetables, it is important to choose a variety of different colors. This is for more than purely artistic reasons. Different color fruits and vegetables have different types of nutrients, and choosing a variety of colors will help ensure you get all the vitamins and minerals you need each and every day. I used to print out nutrients list from my laser printer, so that I can remind the family the importance of fruits of vegetables. Talking about that, I need to get some new laserjet toner cartridges for the office.

Finding new recipes is another great way to ensure you get those five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Everyone likes to try out new recipes, and these new recipes may just provide the impetus you need to eat all those fruits and veggies.

Natural Health Remedies and Essential Oils

You will be surprised that many of the natural health remedies in this world are free. A gentle hug, smile or a kiss are forms of connection, bonding between the parent and the child. A loving nurturing touch of massage on the feet, arms, hands, back, abdomen and legs is therapeutic for both the child and parent, usually the mother. Babies at six weeks of age can recognize their mother’s scent, hence making them extremely sensitive to any kind of fragrance, pleasant or unpleasant.

Natural and pure essential oils used during the upbringing of your child supports your little one’s health, happiness and well being. You may have read this in many natural health remedy shops. Essential oils have distinct composition determining the fragrance, colour, and effect on our body. Before you introduce your child to the aromatic world of fragrances, seek advice from your GP or qualified aroma therapist. If possible, carry out detailed research your self on the oil you plan to use on your infant or child. These days, you can find many little giftings scented with essential oil. I was in the gift shop buying wind spinners and there were so many nice things with essential oil scented on them.

Listed below are few commonly used essential oils that are used for kids.

– Lavender oil is excellent home remedy for headaches, earaches and even insect bites.
– Geranium and rose oils act as a good skin softener, toner and natural astringent.
– Chamomile and peppermint oils prevent hair loss.
– Lavender, lemon and curry leaf oils provide relief from dandruff.
– For any bruises and burns, use tea tree and lavender oils.
– Black pepper oil is good for constipation.
– Cedar wood, eucalyptus and tea tree oils alleviate coughs.
– Ginger, lavender and thyme oil works wonders on sore throats.
– Lavender and roman chamomile oil blend allows for restful sleep at night.
– Lemon and grapefruit oils added to a tub of warm water for a bath refreshes the kid.

A word of caution for any parents planning on using aromatherapy oils on their children. Please exercise caution while using essential oils or any natural health remedies. Its best to stick to mild oils and less is best.